Noodler's Ahab Flex Fountain Pen - Mars Pearl

$23.00
Product Code N15056
In Stock, Usually Ships in 1 to 2 Business Days
The Ahab flex pen was introduced in late 2011 and is currently Noodler's most popular fountain pen. It features a steel flexible #6 nib and a slide piston mechanism.
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Noodler's Ahab Flex Fountain Pen - Mars Pearl

The Ahab flex pen was introduced in late 2011 and is currently Noodler's most popular fountain pen. It features a steel flexible #6 nib and a slide piston mechanism. If you'd like, you can even remove the piston mechanism and use the pen as an eyedropper for a massive 6ml ink capacity. The Ahab is made of a celluloid derivative and is technically biodegradable and formed from a "renewable resource". The vegetal resin body of this pen may show particles or striations within the material. This is most noticeable in demonstrators and bright colors.

The Noodler's flex pens were designed for the hands-on tinkerer - they are made to be taken apart and adjusted. The nib and feed pull right out and can be adjusted and heat set for optimal performance. Don't be afraid to get a little ink on your fingers while you learn how to use this pen.

As a simple rule of thumb for writing with a flex pen, just apply slight pressure on your downstrokes, which will spread the tines and increase the line width, achieving that optimal line variation. Make sure to go slowly so that the ink can keep up with your writing. As with any flex pen, it just takes practice!

Due to the residual machining oils used when cutting the feeds for these pens, we highly encourage you to give the pen a good flush before use. We recommend any of the following options: distilled water, water with a touch of dish soap, a pre-packaged pen flush, or a solution of 10% clear ammonia to water. This should resolve most ink flow issues!

Availability
Usually Ships in 1 to 2 Business Days
Condition
New
Brand
Noodler's
Type
Fountain Pens
Pen Model
Noodler's Ahab
Demonstrator
No
Body Color
Red/Burgundy
Body Material
Resin
Cap Type
Screw-cap
Compatible inks & refills
Bottled inks
Filling Mechanism
Eyedropper, Piston
Grip Material
Resin
Nib Color
Silver
Nib Material
Steel
Nib Size
Flex
Postable
Yes
Retractable
No
Trim
Silver
Diameter - Body
14mm (0.6in)
Diameter - Cap (without clip)
15mm (0.6in)
Diameter - Cap (with clip)
20mm (0.8in)
Diameter - Grip
9.9mm (0.4in)
Length - Body
128mm (5in)
Length - Cap
60mm (2.4in)
Length - Nib
20mm (0.8in)
Length - Overall (Closed)
139mm (5.5in)
Length - Overall (Posted)
170mm (6.7in)
Weight - Body
12g (0.4oz)
Weight - Cap
6g (0.2oz)
Weight - Overall
18g (0.6oz)
Max Ink Capacity - Eyedropper
6.17ml
Max Ink Capacity - Piston/Vac
2.00ml
Noodler's Ahab Flex Fountain Pen - Mars Pearl is rated 4.7143 out of 5 by 7.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hooray for Noodler's After many years of looking for, buying, trying fountain pens. I've finally found the near perfect fountain pen. The way it writes makes my handwriting come alive. So far I have bought 4 of these wonderful creations and I am selling my other collection of assorted fountain pens because the search is pretty much over. I have bought four pens so that I don't have to change ink every time I feel like a change, I can keep them loaded and write in purple, black, ancient copper or in oxblood without getting my fingers inky. I have recommended the Ahab to many friends who are artists and they too have placed orders. I love this pen and I will be buying more in the future, and possibly the new Konrad. Love this pen!
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another Favorite! Can you ever have too many Ahabs? I think not! I added this one to my growing collection without hesitation and couldn't be more pleased. Mars Pearl is a unique and beautiful color. It puts a smile on my face every time I use it. :)
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A good Choice I am happy with this pen as I am all my Ahab pens. On this one I love the red color and have mated it with Oxblood ink. The pen was great right out of the box.. I have been lucky I guess as reading some of the reviews show that all Ahab pens are not alike in the way they write at the beginning. I still take mine apart and clean them and readjust the nib or change it just for the fun of it. Thank you to the fine people at Goulet for another fun toy.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Flex pen Wow! This pen is so much fun! I have all kind of expensive fountain pens and love them but this one is just plain fun. Writes exceptionally well and I love to play with pressure to get the thin/thick lines. I would recommend it to anyone.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Noodlers -Ahab, Mars Pearl from a flex pen newbie Just received this pen... Very interesting, different from the nibs I've used so far... Still experimenting... So far so good
Date published: 2015-06-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from ARRR-SOME PEN First-time user for a fountain pen. I was amazed at the Ahabs ability to write. Perfect fit for a persons hand.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good every day pen, or get as fancy as you want My efforts at using the flexible nib aspect of this pen have had mixed results. I find that if I don't try to make it flex, but rather simply write with a bit more flair than usual, that the end result shows line variation. Whereas if I try to vary the pressure to achieve this, the pen doesn't recover the thin line quickly enough. Then again, it could just be that I don't know what I'm doing. In any case, it's well worth the money.
Date published: 2016-08-28
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